Is Soulja Boy's ‘Crank That’ dance really getting added to Fortnite? - Dexerto

Is Soulja Boy’s ‘Crank That’ dance really getting added to Fortnite?

Published: 12/Nov/2018 16:33 Updated: 12/Nov/2018 16:37

by Matt Porter


Fans of popular rapper Deandre Way, better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, may soon be able to perform one of the artist’s signature dances in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The rapper gained worldwide fame in back in 2007 when his debut single ‘Crank That’ topped the US Billboard Top 100, and went to number two in the UK Singles charts.


The video for the song featured Soulja Boy alongside various other rappers such as Bow Wow and Rich Boy, backup dancers and even children all performing the signature dance which shares the same name as the single that inspired it.

While the video was released 11 years ago, it seems like Way’s signature Crank That dance may make an appearance in 2018’s biggest cultural phenomenon, Fortnite Battle Royale.


In a tweet posted on Sunday, November 11, Soulja Boy stated that a “little bug” had told him that a ‘Crank That Soulja Boy’ emote would be coming to the popular battle royale title “soon.”

Soulja Boy and Fortnite may seem like an odd mix, but the hip hop artist has been streaming his gameplay on Twitch back in September, and has since amassed over 34,000 followers on the live streaming platform.

Recently, Soulja Boy won his first game on stream and the American got extremely hyped up as he hilariously celebrated his Victory Royale.


Epic Games haven’t officially announced that the Soulja Boy emote is coming to Fortnite or when players will be able to get their hands on the popular dance. However, with the rapper teasing it’s arrival on Twitter, it’s likely to appear in the in-game shop in the near future.


Fortnitemares “Broom Box” item leaked for Halloween update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 14:29

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite leakers have revealed a new mobility item called the “Broom Box” that could be the next feature added in Season 4, ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

Fortnite has introduced plenty of unusual vehicles and other methods for players to get around the map, with the likes of ziplines, rifts, and more making their appearances in previous seasons.


However, another mode of transport could be on the way, with leaks now pointing to a new mobility item being added in the upcoming Fortnitemares update for Halloween.

Fortnitemares characters posing
Epic Games
The Fortnitemares event could see some new items added to the game.

Many of the changes made so far in Season 4 have been based around the Marvel characters and their unique abilities but, as Halloween is drawing closer, Epic Games are gearing up for the Fortnitemares event.


While little has been confirmed about the update, Fortnite leaker HYPEX has revealed that there is potential for a new “Broom Box” mobility item in the event after finding codenames in the game files.

The prominent leaker claimed that these brooms would be classed as a consumable, meaning that players might only have a limited time to fly on them compared to previous items like the hoverboard.

These brooms have been rumored to work in a similar way to the Lightsabers that were previously added to Fortnite, with a chest expected to appear on the map for players to collect the consumable item.


A new emote for the Fortnitemares event has also been leaked, with data miner FNBRUnreleased giving players an early look at the “Witch Way” animation, which features a magical broomstick.

While the upcoming mobility item will likely look a bit different from this emote’s animation, it still gives players a glimpse at what to expect from the new broomsticks.

As of now, it is still unclear just when this potential item will be added to Fortnite but with Halloween only weeks away, players won’t have to wait much longer to find out.